The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 58 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 5 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 1.21% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.30% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £238 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £290 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £283
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +7.69%
PHP Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
702 616 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.49% 92.91% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 396 318
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.80% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.60 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 15 (93.75%) MySQL
3 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
4 13 (81.25%) CSS
5 8 (50.00%) jQuery
6 7 (43.75%) MVC
7 6 (37.50%) Ajax
7 6 (37.50%) OOP
7 6 (37.50%) PHP5
7 6 (37.50%) PHP4
8 5 (31.25%) HTML5
8 5 (31.25%) CSS3
8 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
8 5 (31.25%) Subversion
9 4 (25.00%) Web Development
9 4 (25.00%) Project Management
10 3 (18.75%) CMS
10 3 (18.75%) CakePHP
10 3 (18.75%) Magento
11 2 (12.50%) WordPress
11 2 (12.50%) LAMP
11 2 (12.50%) SEO
11 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
12 1 (6.25%) WebTrends
12 1 (6.25%) Apache
12 1 (6.25%) XHTML
12 1 (6.25%) CRM
12 1 (6.25%) Linux
12 1 (6.25%) Photoshop

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) WordPress
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Joomla!
3 1 (6.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Magento
2 1 (6.25%) WebTrends
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 13 (81.25%) CSS
3 8 (50.00%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) Ajax
5 5 (31.25%) HTML5
5 5 (31.25%) CSS3
6 3 (18.75%) CakePHP
7 2 (12.50%) LAMP
8 1 (6.25%) Symfony
8 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Social Network
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) OOP
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) SEO
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) PHP5
3 6 (37.50%) PHP4
4 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Zend